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Parish of the Assumption

Area Code: 057 Tel: 93 21587 - 93 22415 Fax: 93 51510
www.tullamoreparish.ie 
E-mail Parish Secretary:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

22nd October 2023  ~  29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Gallagher, P.P., V.G.
Rt Rev Sean Heaney, P.E.
Fr. Joe Campbell, C.C.,
Fr. Fergal Cummins, C.C.
Fr. Damian Budau, C.C
Sr. Margaret Burke.

GET IN TOUCH

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb St, Tullamore, 

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 9.30-1; 1.30-5pm.  

Phone: 0579321587 
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: www.tullamoreparish.ie

Reception service Friday, 9.30-5.  

Priest available for emergencies 24 hours daily.

Meeting Rooms available: Contact Administrator for details of availability, rates, etc.
Teas after 10.00am Mass Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Bereavement Listening Support:  Ph 0579326604.

WEEKEND MASSES

Church of the Assumption:(Vigil) 6.30pm

Sunday 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am & 1.00pm

Durrow:  Sunday 11.30am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday-Friday 7.45am, 10.00am

Saturday 10.00am 

First Friday 7.45am & 10.00am

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Mon-Sat llam-6pm; Sun 2-6pm Enquiries 085 1162668.

JOIN US ON PARISH WEBCAMS ON PARISH WEBSITE.

CONFESSIONS - Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

World Mission Sunday takes place today.  On this day we think of struggling parishes in the growing church throughout Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania.   A retiring collection will be  taken up which will help over 1100 young dioceses and provides assistance to communities for them to build schools, health centers, parish halls and churches. It also supports in the education of future leaders in faith.


LIST OF THE DEAD

November is the month when we pray especially for the dead.  November 1st is the Feast of all Saints and November 2nd is the commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls).

An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends and relations on the Altar List of the Dead.  The list is compiled every November and Mass is offered for those on it, at all List of the Dead Masses in November and every First Friday for the coming twelve months.  Take time with your family to write the list.  Think of family, friends and neighbours over the years.  Particularly remember those who have no one to pray for them.

Dead List forms are available in the Church.  Please fill one out, if you would like to do so, and drop it into the Sacristy or the Parish Centre.


ALTAR SERVERS

Primary School children from 3rd Class up are invited to join our Altar Servers Team.  If your child is interested in becoming an Altar Server, please collect a form from the Sacristy after Mass or contact the Parish Centre during the week.


GET INVOLVED!

Getting involved in your Parish can be a very enjoyable experience! There are lots of different ways to participate and make a difference. We are looking for Readers of the Word, Eucharistic Ministers, people to help with our hospitality/welcoming group and to help with the plate collections in the Church. So why not put your name forward to play a part in your Parish.  Volunteer forms will be available next weekend.


NIGHT OF LIGHT CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN

Halloween means ‘the evening of the saints’ and while it has been redesigned by culture as a night of goblins and ghouls, the whole idea of Halloween is the preparation for the great feast of All Saints Day on November 1st.  Let’s celebrate on Tuesday 31st at 6.00pm in the Parish Centre.  Children are invited to come along dressed as…their favourite Saint! 


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Matthew 22:15-21

The story sees a mixture of religion and politics, a potentially explosive combination.  Jesus does not ask us to avoid politics, but that our involvement in the affairs of the world be informed by the perspective of the Reign of God.  How does the gospel give you a vision of how your involvement in society should be? 

Pharisees and Herodians were not natural allies but a shared dislike of Jesus brought them together in an attempt to discredit him.  Perhaps you experience the same opposition in society today when you profess to being a Catholic.  Jesus did not get into an argument with them but simply professed his belief in the priority of God in his life.  What have you found helpful in bearing witness to the fact that you are still a Catholic? 

Jesus recognises that we can be faced with conflicting claims for attention.  He does not tell us how to solve that dilemma but challenges us to make sure that our allegiance to God takes priority.  When have you been faced with a conflict of loyalties?  What helped you to get your priorities right?


BLESSINGS FOR THE NEW WEEK

May your week ahead be filled with:

Blessings of good health, 

strength, friendship, kindness, compassion and love. 

May God bless you and your loved ones

and keep you safe.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.  Pre-Baptism Meetings are on the third Wednesday monthly.  Contact the Parish Secretary.


SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE

To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary at least three months in advance.  All couples getting married must complete a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD 0579341831 or www.accord.ie. 

ACCORD also provide couple and relationship counselling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


NB:  NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN MUST BE IN THE PARISH CENTRE BY 9.30AM WEDNESDAY.

Only notices from parish groups, non-profit making organizations & clubs included


PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR FIONA PENDER, OUR PARISHONER WHO HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 22nd AUGUST 1996


MASS INTENTIONS

Mon 23.. .10.00 Heather & Tom Daly, Daly & White Families & Kevin Carroll

Tues 24.. 10.00 Edel Bracken Dick & Maura Fitzpatrick

....................James, Maureen & Kathleen Keenan 

Wed 25 ..10.00 Kathleen Joyce

....................Theo John Keegan

Thurs 26 10.00 Angela Daly

...................Anney Thomas

Fri 27   ...7.45.John & Josephine Bailey, Parnell St

...........10.00 James McDonald, Ballycowan

...................Michael Cuskelly

Sat 28  .. 6.30 Thomas Daly, 1st Ann

................... Mary Walsh, 1st Ann & her husband James

Sun 29  . 8.30. Noel Clancy

  ........10.00 .Caoimhe Molloy

...................Noel Egan, Sarah & William Doyle & Holy Souls

..........11.30 .Patrick Somers, Mon Mem

...................Kyra Daly, Whitehall, 1st Ann & Husband Denis

.......... 1.00 .Christopher Power, Mon Mem

.................. Ann Rothenbuhler nee Digan, 1st Ann & Digan Family

Sat 28, 10am:  Kathleen Buckley; Millie Bryan; Margaret Stanley; Jo Brennan; Aidan Stones; Lulu, Martin, Packie & Ger Colsh; John, Catherine, Christy & Peter Cutler; Christy Brennan; Jack & Elizabeth Hensey & Family & Larry, Peter & Angie Rigney; Jim & Mary Vickers; Joe & Rose Connaughton & Family; James Kilroe; Jamie Souter; Martin Cosgrove; John Cunningham; Eileen & Peter McLoughlin; Eileen & Alo Multaney; John & Annie Connolly; Sienna Marie Reynolds; Dermot & Michael Whelan; Andrew Sinclair; Duffy & Hussey Families; Eileen McLoughlin & Bridie Prendergast & Families; Stephen & Eileen Nolan.


DEATHS

We offer our sympathy to the families of Phyllis Donoghue & Patrick Courtney.


COLLECTIONS

Plate: Tullamore €3169; Durrow €209

Envelopes €2463

Thank you for your continued support.


COMMUNITY NOTICES

ALL HALLOWS EVE CONCERT: Tullamore Church, Tues 31, 8pm, featuring Le Cheile Singers, Charles Marshall (organ), Aoise O’Dwyer (violin).  Adm €15.  Ph Tony 0872305385.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Cover needed Mon 2-3pm; Thurs 4-5pm; Fri 5-6pm; Sat 1-2pm. Ph 085 1162668

CÉILÍ:  Durrow Hall, Sun 22, 4-7pm.  All are welcome.

TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Talk ‘Biodiversity in your Garden’, Charleville Community Centre, Wed 25, 7.30pm. Adm €5.  All welcome.  Ph Julie 086 8411301

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES (providing support for the local community): Church Gate Collection this weekend.  All donations welcome.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL, OFFALY ST:  If you require assistance contact 0579346507/0877557294, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BTTC: Senior Activities, Dun Eochla, Ballycommon, Tues 11am-1pm.  Free transport.  Details from 057 9353177.

40HRS ADORATION:  Mon 30-Fri 3, 1-9pm, Céili Community, Kilbeggan.  Ph 0872539725